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#1 cnm

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 11:24 AM

We lost the spywareinfo.com domain (no one but Mike himself could have renewed the registration), but we still own the actual site and you can find it at http://www.spywareinfoforum.info. Although it hasn't been updated since September 2006, Mike's newsletters and articles are still worth reading.

Some links there may be broken - I'm still working on getting it all cleaned up
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Posted 06 December 2008 - 07:45 PM

Today the new owner of spywareinfo.com appeared -
Looks OK - but it is not us.
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Posted 07 December 2008 - 05:16 AM

It appears that site is pushing rogue programs and is intended to make some quick money for the same people that Mike fought for many years... It is selling several rogue programs, including at least one that is considered to be an active infection... I strongly recommend that everyone avoid it unless your PC if quite well armored and I particularly recommend that no one buy anything through it... As the research is completed, it is likely that it will be closed down, but we do not have direct control over that...
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Posted 07 December 2008 - 11:39 AM

The new spywareinfo.com was using name servers of http://www.sedoparking.com/. But they keep changing - my notifier service says today

The domain name servers have been changed:
OLD: NS1.REVENUEDIRECT.COM
NS2.REVENUEDIRECT.COM
NEW: NS1.TRAFFICZ.COM
NS2.TRAFFICZ.COM

Apparently they are looking around for the best deal. http://www.trafficz.com/ says

Established in 2001, TrafficZ is the oldest and most experienced independent domain monetization service in existence today.


If the new owner is using a parked monetizing plan they are probably not controlling the content.

These monetizing schemes are all over the web - big waste of internet bandwidth. But by no means a quick buck, rather a source of steady income. People buy a domain with a high Google page rank, park and "monetize" it, and sit back.

I am writing to Google. I think they may remove the page rank of 6 that Mike earned for the domain, since the content is all different and the site is completely new.

Remember, Mike Healan's spywareinfo is at http://www.spywareinfoforum.info. Change your bookmarks and shortcuts. And it will be helpful if you will post about the new address at sites you're a member of. Thanks..
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